How to Fix a Cell Phone Screen

By Heather Topham Wood

A cell phone screen can get damaged easily, especially if the mobile phone is not stored in a case or does not have a screen protector. Cell phone screens have a tendency to become scratched and cracked, which will make it difficult to view the data on the screen.

Step 1

Try a scratch-remover product. These are available online and in retail locations. Apply a small amount of the cream to the screen, then rub it in until the scratches fade away.

Step 2

Apply pressure to the cell phone screen. Stuck pixels are another problem that can occur on a cell phone screen. They'll create discoloration in different areas of the phone. To fix this problem, rub at the discolored areas with a pen cap to disperse them on the screen.

Step 3

Fill any cracks or scratches with a small amount of toothpaste.

Step 4

Replace the cell phone screen. If the crack is severe, this may be your only option. You can search for your phone model and purchase a new screen through online stores. To make the replacement, use a screwdriver to pop off the old screen, then snap the new one into place. The process may vary depending on the model. When in doubt, take the phone to a cell phone repair shop to make the switch.

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